The UK has extended the lockdown by three more weeks to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Manchester United legends Bryan Robson, Gary Pallister, Andy Cole, David May and Wes Brown have joined hands with the club staff to reach out to the elderly fans and season ticket-holders in an attempt to bring some cheer into their lives during the lockdown.
Your support has carried us through the good times and the bad.
Now, with the help of some United legends, it’s our turn to support you.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 17, 2020
A report from the club’s official website reveals that they have connected with more than 3,000 supporters and plan to continue doing this.
“We all recognise how difficult a time this is for many of our fans, particularly elderly ones in isolation. A simple phone-call can brighten someone’s day so we’ve put in place a plan to call all our older season-ticket holders and others who we know may be vulnerable,” chief operating officer, Colette Roche, explained.
Speaking about the experience, Robson said: “You get a real sense of how dedicated the fans are after talking to them. We talked about our favourite players, memorable matches and even spoke about a supporters’ dinner where I was presented with an award.”
For some of us it’s hard to imagine our loved ones feeling lonely, but surely this pandemic it’s quickly becoming a reality for many. Manchester United have recognised that and are trying to support some of their older fans.
This is a fantastic gesture from the club and it’s great to see so many happy voices.
Although, we bet a few fans will be ready to give the heroes above an earful about potential signings and our position (5th) in the league!
The sooner football is back the better!